Normally, I am excited to open a kiln and pull things out of it. But not today. I fired a bisque kiln yesterday, with 2 custom cake stands (I must be a glutton for punishment) and a set of custom bowls. About 4 hours into it, I hear a load "pop." This sort of tragedy is rare at our studio. Very rare. So I didn't even recognize what it was. Until about 20 minutes later. So I got freaked and peaked in the kiln. It was a cake stand. I could see that it was totally busted. Hopefully there aren't too many other casualties. But I'd much rather wait until tomorrow to find out. No reason to rush the pain.